Oscar Peterson (p), Ray Brown (b), Ed Thigpen (d)
Bar code: 8436028699483
This CD contains the complete original album "The Trio - Live from Chicago," which was the first of four LPs culled from those dates. The Oscar Peterson Trios July 1961 live sessions at the Chicago London House are considered among their finest recordings. Further titles from the same sessions have been added as a bonus.
01. Ive Never Been In Love Before 5:41
02. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning 8:04
03. Chicago 8:58
04. The Night We Called It A Day 4:44
05. Sometimes Im Happy 11:39
06. Whisper Not 5:46
07. Billy Boy 1:42
08. It Happened In Monterey 6:17*
09. Moanin 6:24*
10. Scrapple From The Apple 9:25*
11. Jim 9:11*
Total time: 77:56 min.
Tracks #1-7, from the original Verve album
"The Trio - Live from Chicago" (V6-8420)
(*) Bonus tracks from the same session
but not included on the original album
Personnel in all tracks:
Oscar Peterson (piano), Ray Brown (bass), and Ed Thigpen (d).
Recorded live at the London House, Chicago, July 27-29, 1961
Original sessions produced by Jim Davis
Recording engineer: Val Valentin
Photography by Don Bronstein
"This is the trio at the top of their game and while delighting his legion of fans won't disappoint even Peterson's sternest critics."
Roy Carr -Jazz Wise
"The Oscar Peterson Trio with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen lacked the competitiveness of his earlier group with Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis, and the later daring of his solo performances, but the pianist was generally in peak form during this era. He sticks to standards on this live CD (a good example of the Trio's playing), stretching out "Sometimes I'm Happy" creatively for over 11 minutes and uplifting such songs as "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "Chicago" and "The Night We Called It a Day." Few surprises occur, but Peterson plays at such a consistently high level that one doesn't mind."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide